Much has been made over Melania and Barron Trump living in New York while President Donald Trump handles the burdens of government from Washington, D.C. However, many parents understood the explanation the Trumps gave for the decision perfectly. The Trumps may be the “first family,” but they’re not the first family to leave a child in one school to finish out the year prior to moving.
We now have learned that Barron will be attending an Episcopalian private school in Maryland this fall:
Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, will attend the private St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Md., this fall after he moves from New York to Washington with his mother.
Barron Trump is finishing out the current school year at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He is expected to move to Washington this summer and will start at St. Andrew’s as a sixth grader. He will be the first presidential child to attend St. Andrew’s, a coeducational college preparatory school that was founded in 1978 and educates about 580 students from prekindergarten through 12th grade.
The White House had planned to hold off until summer to make the announcement — in part because of concern that St. Andrew’s might become the site of protests while school was still in session. But parents began to ask questions and express security concerns as rumors surfaced, and school leaders sent a letter to parents on Monday, signed by the head of the school, Robert Kosasky, and the middle school head, Rodney Glasgow (see full text below), saying that Barron Trump would join the class of 2024.
First lady Melania Trump said in a statement:
“We are very excited for our son to attend St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. It is known for its diverse community and commitment to academic excellence. The mission of St. Andrew’s is ‘to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service,’ all of which appealed to our family. We look forward to the coming school years at St. Andrew’s.”
The letter says that school leaders are working with the Secret Service to ensure that “logistics and security will continue to work smoothly and discreetly next year for all of our students and families” in order to maintain “the positive feel, flow, and safety of our campuses.”
How sad is it that an 11-year-old’s school may become the site of protests simply because people don’t like his father? Remember when political activists were supposed to leave the children alone?
Barron will be attending the school at a cost of $38,590 per year in tuition, according to the school’s website. Unlike the previous administration, however, President Trump advocates for vouchers so all children can have such an education.
Kind of a nice change of pace.